Outspoken Ghanaian amazon, engineer and politician, Eva Lokko, has passed on. Report says she died after a brief illness in the United States where she was being hospitalized.
She was a one time VP candidate in Ghana; serving under the Progressive People’s Party (PPP).
For the 2016 elections, Mrs Lokko was named the Parliamentary aspirant of the PPP in the Klottey Korle constituency.
Eva Lokko made history when she became the first Satellite Communications Engineer as well as the first woman engineer to be employed at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in 1972.
Eva Lokko is a well traveled Ghanaian woman and dignitary, who has worked in different national and international capacities. In the course of her exposure and work in over 40 countries of the world, the Ghanaian politician was respected for her personality and wealth of experience.
Lokko was proficient in several local and international languages. She was good with English, Russian and French languages.
According to Wikipedia:
“She worked with the United Nations for thirteen years and also served as chairperson of the UN Federation of International Civil Servants Association and the United Nations Staff Council and as a member of the UNDP News Advisory Board.”
Eva was a devout Christian and top member of the Methodist Church of Ghana. She had a particular affiliation for working with young people.
For instance she served in the capacity of the chairperson of the Youth Advisory Board and served on other committees of the church. She was also the the Chief Executive Officer of Totally Youth, a Non Governmental Organization based in Accra.
In 2002, Eva Lokko became the first woman to be appointed as the Director-General of the GBC, making her the first and only woman to hold the position since the establishment of the corporation in 1953.